Full of adventure that will keep young children reading, Who Was Daniel Boone tells the story of the frontiersman's life, from his youth spent hunting to his frequent moves and his opening up the Kentucky landscape for European-American settlers. With quotes woven seamlessly into the narrative and lots of humorous pen-and-ink illustrations, this is a remarkably detailed look at a fascinating American man. 105 pages, softcover. Grade 3.
Called the "Great Pathfinder", Daniel Boone is most famous for opening up the West to settlers through Kentucky. A symbol of America's pioneering spirit Boone was a skilled outdoorsman and an avid reader although he never attended school. Sydelle Kramer skillfully recounts Boone's many adventures such as the day he rescued his own daughter from kidnappers.
S. A. KRAMER is the author of many nonfiction early readers on topics as varied as submarines and the first summit of Mount Everest. She has written many sports readers, including the recently revised edition of Basketballs Greatest Players. Kramer lives in Brooklyn, New York.